Storage

Five to six years in bottles lying in cool, dark cellars, at a constant temperature.

Serving suggestions

Traditionally this wine, especially when two-three years old, goes particularly well with the typical dishes of Valtellina (pizzoccheri, polenta, etc.).
When older, it is suitable for any kind of meat.

Serving temperature: 17° - 18° C

Colour: ruby red, with purple reflections when young.

Bouquet: penetrating, variegated. Hints of green hazelnut, raspberry, vanilla and nutmeg.

Taste: a good initial smoothness on a pleasant tannic note. Full, with touches of spices, evident nutmeg and almond.

 

Alcohol: 12 – 12,5%vol.
Total acidity: 5.40 - 5,70 gr/l
pH:

3.5 – 3,7

Dry extract:

25 - 28 gr/l

Serving temperature:

17-18°C

After being separated from the stalks, the grapes are pressed and the must passes, together with the skins, to the fermentation phases.

Alcoholic fermentation occurs through the maceration of the marc, which is constantly soaked in the must.

The maceration lasts 15 - 20 days, at a controlled temperature of 28 - 30°C, which ensures the best results in aroma and structure.


Several decantings follow, to obtain maximum limpidity. The wine is then aged for 15 months or more in oaken casks, and finally bottled, where it remains another six months to complete its maturation.

 Area of origin

The terraced slopes to the east of the town of Sondrio, and throughout the community of Montagna in Valtellina, where Castel Grumello, a thirteenth-century castle, gives its name to the area.


Grape

95% Nebbiolo grapes (Chiavennasca variety) with a small percentage of Merlot, Pinot Noir and the local grapes Rossola and Brugnola.

This wine is a Valtellina Superior D.O.C.G. (controlled and guaranteed origin) obtained from grapes cultivated on the terraced slopes to the east of the town of Sondrio, and throughout the community of Montagna in Valtellina.

In this area, over the years, the rock has been broken into grit, pebbles and chips. The greater smoothness of this soil can be recognized in the wine, which is distinguished by its refined flavour.

After two years of ageing in oaken casks, the power of the grape is expressed in an elegant blend of hazelnut, raspberry, vanilla and nutmeg.


This wide range of flavours endures and becomes further refined over time. This Grumello is a complex wine which can keep growing for at least 8-10 years.